Anaadyanantamavyaktam Vyaktaanaam adikaaramam, Anandabodhaika Rasam Tanmahasya Upaasmahey/

(I meditate that Supreme in my heart and Soul that has no Beginning nor End; neither Perceivable nor Imperceptible but the Cause of Causes and the root of Knowledge and Fulfilment)

Sri V.D.N.Rao and Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham presents the Essence of Puranas in English, condensed by Sri. V.D.N.Rao, devotee of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Compiled, Composed and Interpreted by V.D.N.Rao, Former General Manager, India Trade Promotion Organisation, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India The author can be contacted at